8.02.2011

self honesty and pictures

Today is day 2 of my 38 days till my brother's wedding.
I find day 2 is usually the hardest...I don't know why. 
Maybe it's because I am not going to be seeing any progress yet.
I  did very well yesterday...extremely well in fact.
And today-if  say, I went over by 50 calories, what would be the harm?
MUCH.
50 often leads to 100 or 200.
Then it's 'well, I will start over tomorrow'.
momentum builds on itself...and so does stultification.
One bad day often leads to another...I know, I have been there...
MY Worst excuse ever, "I have paperwork and will be up late, so I will just hose this bag of chips and
START OVER TOMORROW...LOL.
So, even if I am tired (which I am)
Have a lot of work to do (which I do) .
I have eaten 850 calories today....that means I have 550 calories for dinner.
I have to spend them carefully.
If I eat over by 50, I can rationalize doing 100 and then so on.
And all the hard work of the previous day is gone...
I have to be honest and realize that today is all I can control.
When I start over again, I lose 2 days...The day you started and the day you started over...
When I could have been three days in and on a roll.
That decision to eat or not is mine.
I CAN eat anything and everything I want.
But I choose not to.
Because I am not where I want to be...

pictures to prove it...
 

As you can see, I put my weight on in the middle like an old dog. lol.
anywhoozle...
The Day I am on...is just a number...
I will not play mind games to justify eating when I know what my cap is.
I want to reach my goal.
and I will.
Today was an excellent day with exercise.
I burned 500 calories with a combination of walking, stairmaster, and situps and lower body weights.
I will be eating baked chicken and a crapload of squash and zuchinni for dinner.
I will be going to bed a little hungry and waking up a little more certain.
That's how this business works.
success builds on success...just don't talk yourself out of winning.
Hang in there guys,
chris out.

6 comments:

bbubblyb said...

I think you look great Chris! Here's to winning :)

Kimberley said...

Are you being a bit too hard on yourself? I think you look really, really good right now! Hugs!

downsizers said...

This post comes at a good time for me. I have decided to wait until my stomach growls to eat. I feel empty but my stomach hasn't growled yet. I made a wonderful egg/cheese/vegetable casserole and it is out there on the counter and I love it. This is my first day of it - I haven't even gotten to day 2 yet like you have done. LOL. Once I don't wait for the growl it becomes easier and easier to just eat before I am truly empty and growling. I will stick to this if you will.

Joy said...

I think you look great!! And so young!!!

I hear you on the calorie thing. No need to make things worse for sure!

I heard this today. "Need to put away pleasure, for now, to reach for our goals today!" It helped me work through wanting to eat some candy.

Stay focused!

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

What a great way to put this-..."going to bed hungry and waking up a little more certain."
I love it when I wake up hungry and my stomach is that little bit flatter than usual.
You will do this and look and even more important FEEL fabulous.
After weight loss I too have done the Benjamin Button thing and anti-aged, just as you have. I love it.

Helen said...

"When I start over again, I lose 2 days...The day you started and the day you started over...
When I could have been three days in and on a roll.
That decision to eat or not is mine.
I CAN eat anything and everything I want.
But I choose not to.
Because I am not where I want to be..."



This is such a great way to perceive what not sticking to your plan does. Maybe if more of us thought this way, we'd be where we want to be faster.